My final day on Hawaii’s Big Island made me cringe at the thought of returning to my cube.
To Fly or Not to Fly (Hawaii, Day 7)
One of the best — and only — ways to explore the remote Waipio Valley is by horseback.
Grounded in Hilo (Hawaii, Day 6)
Hilo is reportedly the rainiest city in the United States, which makes for an incredibly lush landscape and an abundance of waterfalls.
Somewhere Over Pololu (Hawaii, Day 5)
The Pololu Valley is known for its black-sand beaches. On my visit, I was also graced with the sight of multiple rainbows.
The Southernmost Gaffe in the United States (Hawaii, Day 4)
My elderly, Big Isle-loving neighbors had raved about Place of Refuge, and The Book lauded the adjacent Honaunau reef, so I made that my first stop the next day. The reef delivered as promised, with tons of fish and even a lallygagging sea turtle who saw fit to trail me […]
Paddling to My Death (Hawaii, Day 3)
Just because I’m traveling solo doesn’t mean I’m going to slow down… much. Sure, I take my time getting ready in the morning, usually heading out the door an hour later than I’d intended. But it’s a vacation, what do you want from me? My trusty guide book informed me […]